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This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers

Posted August 4, 2013 by Brin in Reviews / 2 Comments
This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers

I came into this book expecting zombies and while the book did not disappoint on that score, it was so much more than that. A tense, atmospheric survival story balanced with a well-drawn character study, I really could not put this one down. This is Not a Test is a book about six teenagers who hole up at their local high school to out-wait the zombie apocalypse that is raging […]

North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell

Posted August 4, 2013 by Brin in Reviews / 4 Comments
North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell

I had already seen the BBC production of North and South (many, many times!) before reading this book so had a good idea of the story and the setting. North and South, in some respects, is like a grittier version of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice (another book and TV adaptation that I love). The story and characters are deep and full of imperfections which is why I think I […]

How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff

Posted August 4, 2013 by Brin in Reviews / 0 Comments
How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff

How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff was a book that was on my radar for a while; it had many glowing reviews and the premise itself sounded rather intriguing. Daisy (real name Elizabeth but nobody calls her that) is a young and troubled American girl. At fifteen, she is sent by her father and step-mother to go and stay with her aunt and cousins in England. Her Aunt Penn, […]

Night Beach by Kirsty Eagar

Posted August 4, 2013 by Brin in Reviews / 0 Comments
Night Beach by Kirsty Eagar

Night Beach is a very intense book, unsettling and creepy at times. I was pulled into the story but found the main character a bit hard to take. Abbie, a 17 year old girl on the verge of leaving adolescence, is the protagonist of the story. She has a crush on her step-cousin Kane, who has been living with her family. Calling it a crush is pretty mild actually, she […]